Wednesday 21 February 2018

Boy suffered fatal neck injury on world's largest water slide

The 168ft water slide is thought to be the tallest in the world (AP)
The 168ft water slide is thought to be the tallest in the world (AP)

A 10-year-old boy who was killed while riding the world's tallest water slide died of a neck injury, US police have said.

Caleb Schwab was one of three passengers riding in a boat on the 168ft Verruckt water slide at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, near Kansas City.

Emergency responders said they arrived to find the boy dead in a pool at the end of the ride.

Police say two women - not related to the boy - who were also in the special boat used in the ride sustained minor facial injuries, and were treated at local hospitals.

Press Association

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